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  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Washington
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

4 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

1

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why medicine?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why Georgetown? It wasn't phrased quite like this, but make certain this question is answered by the end of the interview." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What is our greatest health care problem? How would you fix health care in the US? These were two distinct questions, but equally important during the interview." Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What soccer position did you play? This demonstrated he knew my application and helped put me at ease through the rest of the interview. " Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the single most important characteristic for a doctor to have?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"I reviewed my primary and all my secondary applications, reviewed the SDN interview feedback for GUSOM, and practiced my responses to expected questions." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The location, the medical community and students' attitude/approachability, and the philosophy of care (cura personalis)." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The cost (70k when tuition, housing, and cost of living are all factored in), older facilities (functional, but not as nice as others)." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Bring chap-stick. I forgot but am going to make certain I do on all my others." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"GUSOM is a great school if you believe the school's motto: cura personalis. If not, another school will likely be a better fit. Also, I did not get the impression that Georgetown's Catholic affiliation will in any way affect the quality or scope of education." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

4 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Other

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

10 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

Stay with a student if possible!

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

01/09/2009

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

10 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

10 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

8 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

8 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"I appreciated Ms. Sullivan's discussion and am glad she provided it, unlike some others here." Report Response

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